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Seal Plastic Bags with Water Bottle Top

Cut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo.

Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top to seal. The bag is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak, the secret lies with the top and screw cap!

By Ann from Loup City, NE

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What a great idea! I used straws but this is easier. Thanks!

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June 2, 20110 found this helpful

I agree it's a great idea. I might add that it approaches being a fantastic idea. Thank you so much! Many brands of plastic bags are really hard, or impossible, to seal. And, I toss a water bottle in the trash every day. It held the water for my one cup of coffee each morning.

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June 3, 20110 found this helpful

Great idea. Also, please recycle those plastic bottles. There is a great demand for this type of plastic. When recycled, it is used to make many things.

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June 4, 20110 found this helpful

Great Idea!

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Cut about 2 inches below a plastic bottle with cap. Put left over food in plastic bag to store in refrigerator. Pull the plastic up the neck of the bottle and close cap to keep it air tight. Keeps food extra fresh. Can also be used the same way for storing blankets, sweaters, art supplies etc.

By Macie4 from Walnut Creek, CA

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

I don't get this? Have a picture?

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

I think she is saying use the top 2" of the bottle as a funnel that you can make the bags airtight with. It's like it draws out the air and then you seal the bags. For the bigger ones, like you can get at the Dollar Tree or even just garbage bags, you can draw the air out then seal it better.

Was I close Macie 4?

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March 23, 20120 found this helpful

I read this over several times and figured it out. It is exactly as she says. Recycle the bottom part of the bottle, it is not needed. Fill your plastic storage bag with food. No need to zip it. Bunch it at the top and push up through the neck of your plastic bottle. Fold down over the top of your bottle.

Now, grab our cap and twist closed over the plastic for a very tight capping. Is this correct macie 4? I'm just re-restating. I'd heard this method before, but have never tried it. Yet.

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March 23, 20120 found this helpful

Great idea.

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March 23, 20120 found this helpful

huh?

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March 23, 20120 found this helpful

I'm confused? =0/

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March 24, 20120 found this helpful

I had to do some thinking but the light bulb finally came on. Pictures on this one would be nice but I finally got it. Neat trick.

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March 25, 20120 found this helpful

Sounds like it would take up too much room in the freezer if I'm understanding this correctly.

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March 25, 20120 found this helpful

Definitely need a photo on this one.

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March 26, 20120 found this helpful

I'm so glad to see that I am not the only one who is confused. Those that get it. Can you send a picture for us confused ones?

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